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Old 05-22-15, 12:23 PM
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If you like DT shifters, I'd rebuild the existing wheels or build a new set of wheels with 8-speed 130mm hubs. I have a set of Shimano BL-400 8-speed DT shifters (sold as unbranded or with groups) and they work fine. I upgraded my 1990 Trek 1100 from 7-speed Suntour drivetrain and 126mm drops, to 8-speed Shimano drivetrin with 130mm drops with the Shimano BL400 shifters. Natural alloy finish (goes well with RX100, RSX, silver 105, and Ultegra groups), not a bright polished finish. Index only, no friction setting on the right shifter.

Initially, after installing the new 8,8,10-speed rear wheel with a 7-speed cassette and 4mm spacer, I removed the spacer and installed a 8-speed cassette because I did not care for the excessive space between the 7-speed cassette and the spokes (was concerned about the chain dropping in between if a overshift occurred). The huge gap between the largest cog of a 7-speed cassette and the spokes on a 10 speed wheel with a spacer would be unacceptable to me.

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